Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will play Villarreal in the Europa League semi-finals while defending champions Sevilla face Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk. Liverpool, who hit back from 2-0 and 3-1 down to beat Klopp’s former club Borussia Dortmund 4-3 and progress into the semis 5-4 on aggregate, have never played Villarreal before.
Liverpool’s Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (3L) heads the ball to score the winning goal during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF Sevilla ousted fellow Spaniards Athletic Bilbao on penalties in Thursday’s quarter-final in their bid to win a third consecutive Europa League.
The final is set for Basel, Switzerland, on May 18.